Egypt, Greece discuss bilateral relations, regional issues

Sami Hegazi
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Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry received his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias, on Sunday, for discussions on ways to strengthen and develop relations between the two countries.

During the meeting, the two sides agreed that this would be based on the historical bonds of friendship that bind the two countries, and the continuous cooperation and coordination in various aspects of relations. 

Ahmed Hafez, Spokesperson for Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the two ministers expressed their appreciation for the established partnership between the two countries, and the importance of continuing to strengthen relations.

Shoukry reviewed the overall regional developments and the Egyptian vision on ways to resolve the various crises throughout the region.

The minister brought up the efforts aimed at creating the appropriate climate for the establishment of security and stability. He also updated his Greek counterpart on the latest developments in the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) file.

For his part, Dendias highlighted Egypt’s importance as a strategic partner for Greece and the European Union (EU) in the southern Mediterranean and Middle East.

The two sides also discussed the importance of finding mutual benefit from the experiences the two countries had in confronting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

This included the methods Egypt and Greece put in place to mitigate the social and economic repercussions of the global health crisis. The meeting additionally dealt with the situation in the eastern Mediterranean region.

The two sides affirmed their aspiration to strengthen the bonds of cooperation between the two friendly countries and peoples in all economic, political, social and cultural fields.

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